The field of Domestic Violence research has expanded considerably in the past decade and now includes work conducted by researchers in many different disciplines, notably political science, public health, law, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, family studies, and medicine. The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence provides a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field, organized by relationship type. The handbook addresses the three major areas of research on domestic violence: (1) Violence against partners; (2) Violence against children; and (3) Violence against other family members. This Handbook is a unique and timely publication and a long awaited, valuable resource for the vast amount of Domestic Violence research centres and individual researchers across the globe. Part 1: Men's Violence Against Women; Part 2: Women's Violence Against Men; Part 3: Violence Against Partners in Homosexual Relationships; Part 4: Mothers' Violence Against Children; Part 5: Father's Violence Against Children; Part 6: Other Circumstances of Neglect, Abuse, and Violence Against Children; Part 7: Violence Against Siblings; Part 8: Violence Against Parents; and Part 9: Violence Against Other Family Members.

Women's Use of Non-Lethal Violence against Men

Women's Use of Non-Lethal Violence against Men

Women's use of non-lethal violence against men
Elizabeth A. Bates Meagan Poynton

Introduction and Aim

Much of the early research explored intimate partner violence (IPV) through a feminist or gendered lens; that is, focusing on violence against women with its root causes lying in patriarchy, gender inequality, and male privilege (e.g., Dobash and Dobash, 1979). This movement represented an important step in revealing the prevalence, severity, and impact of men's violence against women, as pre-1970s IPV was routinely ignored within the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada in what Dutton has labeled the ‘age of denial’ (2006: 16). It was also the foundation of the development of the first intervention programme to ...

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